At Marion Preparatory Academy, we provide a standards-based curriculum that teaches students skills for college and career readiness. Our curriculum is built on the Ohio Learning Standards (OLS) for English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Visual Arts, and Physical Education. Marion Preparatory Academy students are instructed in 6 subject areas:
English Language Arts
We help students develop vital communication skills, while inspiring a love of literature. Younger children learn phonics and grammar and prepare for reading through multi-sensory activities, while older students learn to comprehend and analyze both fiction and non-fiction. The program emphasizes classic works and writing as a process.
We balance fundamental skills with critical thinking and problem solving. Our active approach ensures that students understand the realities that underlie mathematical concepts. Games and animations bring concepts to life, while challenge problems, regular practice, and review ensure mastery. We build from the concrete to the abstract as students move from basic skills toward algebra.
Our Science program uses hands-on experiments to support the systematic study of life, Earth, and the physical sciences. We nurture curiosity as students practice observation and analytical skills. Students learn how our understanding of the world is shaped by ongoing scientific and technological advances.
Organized physical education gets children exercising regularly. We teach students important concepts of teamwork and sportsmanship, as well as promoting general health and well-being.
Fundamental instruction in melody, harmony, rhythm, and form. Experiential learning including singing, moving, listening & performing. Enrichment opportunities such as Band, Choir & Symphonic Band.
Our school is built on a strong foundation of high expectations for academic achievement for all students. Our instructional
model has four key components to achieve strong academic results:
Students participate in a variety of learning activities each day that individualize instruction for each subject area. Students receive whole class instruction, small group instruction, and individual instruction with teachers, technology and other curricular tools.
Properly Certified & Licensed Teachers
Our teachers meet the educator qualification requirements outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Bachelor’s degree, grade-level teaching license/certificate & ability to demonstrate subject area expertise. Our teachers are supported by trainers and participate in continuous, research-based professional development. Our teachers are accountable for student learning and rewarded for high quality performance.
More Time on Task
Our students receive double the instruction in ELA and Math to provide a strong foundation for all learning. Beginning with full-day Kindergarten, our school also follows a longer school day and school year than many other schools.
Short Cycle Assessments
Student knowledge of academic standards is assessed formally and informally in short cycles by each teacher. Our teachers adjust class-level and individual instruction based on student performance in these frequent intervals.
The Mustang Memo – July 2021Download PDF Newsletter » From the Principal… There are a lot of exciting changes coming to Marion Preparatory Academy this year! As we grow, we are happy to announce that we will be adding a music/choir program for K-8! Ms. Julie Murphy-Theodore will be bringing her expertise to start…
The Mustang Memo - June 2021Download PDF Newsletter » From the Principal… I am very excited to be joining the Marion team as Principal for the 2021-22 school year! I have had the opportunity to be at the school since it started as the Superintendent, but nothing compares to having the chance to work…
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Online & Hybrid Student Internet Reimbursement PolicyInternet Service Provider reimbursement is available to students enrolled for the 20-21 school year. Eligibility for reimbursement is dependent on the family qualifying for the National School Lunch Program and other requirements outlined below. Amount: $25 per month, per household (not per student) Payment: Twice per year (February 2021 &…
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Marion Preparatory Academy serves a diverse population of students and we work to support the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs of all students.
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